Mark Andrews becomes first tight end in Ravens history to record 1,000-yard season
Baltimore Ravens star Mark Andrews made history Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. He became the first Ravens tight end to record more than 1,000 yards in a single season.
The previous franchise record for a tight end was 855 yards by Todd Heap in 2005. Andrews broke that record Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns with a season-high 115-yard receiving game. He is the 13th Ravens player to eclipse 1,000 yards in a season.
Against the Packers Sunday, Andrews' first reception was a short pass up the middle from quarterback Tyler Huntley, who was under center in place of an injured Lamar Jackson.
It was a short pass but a big gain from Andrews, who took the ball 43 yards to the Packers' 29-yard line. The initial drive ended in a turnover on downs, but Andrews was heavily involved in the ensuing Ravens' possession, which included catching an 8-yard pass for the opening touchdown. The tight end went on to catch the Raven's second touchdown of the game to start the second quarter.
Without Jackson, who continues to recover from a sprained ankle, Huntley had no problem finding Andrews.
Andrews, who had 926 total receiving yards entering the game, entered halftime Sunday with six receptions on eight targets for a total of 95 yards and two touchdowns.
The Ravens and Packers were tied with 14 points each at halftime.